Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honorable Gaston Browne, on Thursday met with the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi.
According to a release, the two parties discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation, particularly in the cultural, investment and tourism fields.
During the meeting, which was also attended by the Honorable Charles Fernandez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration, Sheikh Nahyan highlighted the strong bond between the UAE and the twin-island nation.
Commenting on the topics of the meeting, Minister Charles Fernandez said, “The opening of the Antigua and Barbuda Embassy in Abu Dhabi – the first Caribbean embassy in the UAE – will further solidify the long-standing connection between the two countries.”
The release states that the two nations are witnessing rapid growth in their relationship, with visits by high level officials and several agreements currently taking place.
Prime Minister Browne and an Antiguan and Barbudan delegation were in the UAE for a high level investment forum over the weekend, which includes presentations from Special Economic Envoy for Antigua and Barbuda, Robert De Niro, President of Arton Capital, Armand Arton and Ambassador to the UAE Casroy James.